TxDOT says the worst Texas road is no longer I-35 in Austin

Austinites, rejoice — as of August 31, I-35 in Austin is no longer the most congested road in Texas. It’s actually just the second most.

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This week, the Texas Department of Transportation released a list of the 100 most congested roadways in the state and ranked I-610 between I-10/U.S. 90 and I-69/U.S. 59 in Houston at the top and I-35 as No. 2. The annual report comes just as the Texas Transportation Commission approved a $70.2 billion spending plan for the next decade.

Read: Austin leaders may seek a bond election for roadways, but not I-35

TxDOT says Houston’s road has 1.1 million annual hours of delay per mile which is not much more than Austin’s at 1.09 million. Just last year, the Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s 2015 report ranked I-35 in Austin as the No.1 most congested road in Texas.

Read more about Austin and I-35’s share of TxDOT windfall here. 

 

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